Verrazano and War Command (pictured) will fly the Ballydoyle flag in this afternoon’s Eclipse at Sandown. Photograph:   Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Aidan O’Brien’s trans-Atlantic reach this weekend could see him double his Group One tally for the season with top-flight hopes from New York to Sa(...)

Ebanoran (right), with Declan McDonogh on board, beats Fascinating Rock and Pat Smullen in the Derrinstown Stud Stakes but lost the race in the stewards’ room.

Declan McDonogh’s only previous Epsom Derby ride was on an unconsidered 50/1 shot but the former champion jockey goes into this Saturday’s blue-riban(...)

Portrait of Nikolai Leskov by Valentin Serov 1894.

‘Here is God’s plenty,” remarked the English poet John Dryden of The Canterbury Tales. A similar comment could apply to the work of the 19th-century R(...)

A 2007 file photograph of Canadian writer Alice Munro, who has won the Nobel Prize in Literature. Photograph: Mike Cassese/Reuters

Canadian writer Alice Munro has won this year’s Nobel Prize in literature.The Swedish Academy, which selects Nobel literature winners, called her a “m(...)